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The Consolation of Philosophy By Boethius
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Boethius was a 6th century Christian and philosopher who wrote a Socratic style work on the value of philosophy.
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Consolation of Philosophy (Latin: Consolatio Philosophiae) is a philosophical work by Boethius written in about the year 524 AD. It has been described as the single most important and influential... More > work in the West in medieval and early Renaissance Christianity, and is also the last great work that can be called Classical. Consolation of Philosophy was written during Boethius’ one year imprisonment while awaiting trial, and eventual horrific execution, for the crime of treason by Ostrogothic King Theodoric the Great. Boethius was at the very heights of power in Rome and was brought down by treachery. It was from this experience he was inspired to write a philosophical book from prison reflecting on how a lord’s favor could change so quickly and why friends would turn against him. It has been described as ‘by far the most interesting example of prison literature the world has ever seen.< Less
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This is the very substance and premise of which this quest is comprised and entertains. This very statement made in response to Boethius strikes against the very core of the Humanist's mentality to... More > those who of the New Age mind set embrace “brother sun, sister moon.” This work is a masterpiece of a person coming to grips with what indeed is reality, and not what we make of it. Many from the humanist's and forward have placed blinders on their eyes and dismiss the past as mere rhetoric, thus erring as she continues, “How plainly and how widely do you err by thinking that anything can be adorned by ornaments that belong to others!” Unlike other pieces of literature, which simply pacifies whims and desires, with no real benefit beyond memories, this work engages, ministers, prompts and causes you to do more than think but truly ponder numerous issues within your life and the world around, and ultimately your relationship with God.< Less
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This is the very substance and premise of which this quest is comprised and entertains. This very statement made in response to Boethius strikes against the very core of the Humanist's mentality to... More > those who of the New Age mind set embrace "brother sun, sister moon." This work is a masterpiece of a person coming to grips with what indeed is reality, and not what we make of it. Many from the humanist's and forward have placed blinders on their eyes and dismiss the past as mere rhetoric, thus erring as she continues, "How plainly and how widely do you err by thinking that anything can be adorned by ornaments that belong to others!" Unlike other pieces of literature, which simply pacifies whims and desires, with no real benefit beyond memories, this work engages, ministers, prompts and causes you to do more than think but truly ponder numerous issues within your life and the world around, and ultimately your relationship with God.< Less
The Consolation of Philosophy (Illustrated) By Boethius
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Boethius's "Consolation of Philosophy" is considered as one of the most important and influential works of medieval times. Written during Boethius's year-long imprisonment for treason which... More > would ultimately lead to his tortuous execution, "Consolation of Philosophy" is a classical exposition of human nature as Boethius reflects on the treacherous betrayal by his friends that led to him quickly falling out of the favor with his lord< Less
The Consolation of Philosophy: King Alfred’s Version By Boethius
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Consolation of Philosophy (Latin: Consolatio Philosophiae) is a philosophical work by Boethius, written around the year 524. It has been described as the single most important and influential work in... More > the West on Medieval and early Renaissance Christianity, and is also the last great Western work that can be called Classical< Less
Consolation of Philosophy By Boethius Wesley
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Written in the 6th century, The Consolation of Philosophy is the best-known--and most profound--work of the Christian theologian and philosopher St. Boethius. He composed this great work while he was... More > unjustly imprisoned, directly before his unlawful execution. Consequently, The Consolation--which takes the form of a dialogue between Boethius and 'Lady Philosophy'--discusses a variety of important and weighty issues including ethics, the nature of God, God's relationship to the world, the problem of evil, and the true nature of happiness. Because it is written in dialogue form, the literary qualities of the book are somewhat 'light,' which contrasts with the occasionally weighty topics it discusses. The Consolation of Philosophy was enormously influential on medieval and renaissance Christianity. Moreover, it remains even today an important and instructive book. The Consolation of Philosophy is profitable for all readers and comes highly recommended. - Tim Perrine, CCEL Staff Writer< Less
Syntactic Analyses 43: The Consolation of Philosophy, (Manlius Severinus Boethius) By Manlius Severinus Boethius
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The Consolation of Philosophy By Ancius Manlius Severinus Boethius
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Consolation of Philosophy (Latin: Consolatio Philosophiae) is a philosophical work by Boethius, written in about the year AD 524. It has been described as the single most important and influential... More > work in the West on Medieval and early Renaissance Christianity, and is also the last great Western work that can be called Classical.< Less
Fundamental Boethius: A Practical Guide to the Theological Tractates and Consolation of Philosophy By M. James Ziccardi
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In Fundamental Boethius: A Practical Guide to the Theological Tractates and Consolation of Philosophy, M. James Ziccardi presents the key passages from two of Boethius’ two most influential... More > works, the Theological Tractates and Consolation of Philosophy. Combined with explanations from the author, this book examines in an easy to follow format Boethius’ most important contributions to both Medieval Philosophy and Christian Theology. The book also points out specific instances where Boethius borrows heavily from the ideas of earlier philosophers, the first and foremost of these being Aristotle. Also included in the book is a biographical narrative on the life of Boethius.< Less